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SUPPORTING GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATIONS IN HOSPITAL AT HOME

As its name suggests, Hospital at Home programs make acute, hospital-level care available to adults and particularly older adults where they live, rather than in a traditional hospital setting. Interest in hospital at home and its patient-centered and cost-effective approach to improving outcomes, particularly for vulnerable patients, has exploded recently. The Hospital at Home Users Group was formed to build on this excitement.

A dynamic collaborative of Hospital at Home programs around the United States and Canada, the Users Group is sharing resources and best practices, working together to expand the reach of our programs, and developing the program and policy standards to inform regulatory and reimbursement policies necessary to spread this hopeful model broadly throughout North America.

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New HaH Tools and Technical Assistance Center

Looking for insight and resources to help guide your hospital at home program?

The HaH Users Group, in partnership with the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), has gathered an array of practical help into a one-stop Hospital at Home Technical Assistance Center. Expanding every day and still in a beta version, this site already includes case studies and implementation tools, links to resources on special topics, as well as our webinar series, and information on the CMS Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver and program. Future plans include Office Hours, where you can meet in small groups with HaH Users Group leaders and get answers to the challenges that you are facing as you start or grow a hospital at home program.

Take a look at the HaH Users Group Technical Assistance Center, and check back regularly to take advantage of this useful resource.

Join the Users Group

Interested in getting news from the HaH Users Group and being part of the growing movement to deliver high quality, acute care at home?

Fill out our HaH Users Group prospective members form.

We look forward to hearing from you.

New Webinar Series

Learn about HaH and the CMS Acute Hospital Care at Home Initiative

The Hospital at Home Users Group, in partnership with the American Academy of Home Care Medicine and American Hospital Association, is pleased to present a webinar series to provide practical information for hospitals and health systems looking to participate in the recent Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home initiative.

Register today for our next webinar — “Who’s In? Who’s Out? Deciding Which Patients Are Right for Your Hospital at Home Program,” which will explore how to identify the groups that are best for your setting, how to develop patient selection criteria, and examples of how different hospitals are choosing who should get acute care at home.

Speakers include: Elizabeth De Pirro, MD, Medical Director, Presbyterian Medical Group and Pamela Saenger, MD, MPH, Lead Provider, Mount Sinai Hospitalization at Home, Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Linda DeCherrie, MD, Clinical Director, Mount Sinai at Home, Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will moderate.

FEATURED SITE

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Presbyterian Hospital at Home

Based in and around Albuquerque, NM, Presbyterian has served nearly 1,500 HaH patients since it launched in 2008.

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FEATURED Resource

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Mount Sinai Hospitalization At Home And Rehabilitation At Home

To support new and existing HaH programs, Mount Sinai’s comprehensive Implementation Manual is now available through the HaH Users Group.

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Research

Saenger P, Federman AD, DeCherrie LV, et al. Choosing Inpatient vs Home Treatment: Why Patients Accept or Decline Hospital at Home [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 6]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020;10.1111/jgs.16486. doi:10.1111/jgs.16486

Li SX, Del Carmen MG, Thompson RW, et al. Evaluation of Acute Care Hospitalizations Preventable With Idealized Outpatient Care and Continuity of Care [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 10]. J Healthc Qual. 2020; doi:10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000259

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News

Mount Sinai’s Hospitalization at Home
AHA Members in Action podcast, January 18, 2021


New Hospital-at-Home Waiver Program Is ‘Another Step Forward’ for Home-Based Care
Home Health Care News, November 30, 2020

CMS Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, November 25, 2020

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